Stop playing games with children’s lives


I want to connect the dots between seemingly isolated events on the educational landscape. Two young Grade 11 pupils at one of my favourite schools, La Rochelle Girls High School in Paarl, apparently committed suicide last week.

Principal Amanda Lochner invited me regularly to this school to speak to future student leaders; the school has a healthy mix of class, character, and culture; so much so that I always felt inspired by simply being there for my annual talk. I was therefore devastated to learn about the loss of these young souls...

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